John Valentine Waterhouse DSO, RN

Born  14 Feb 1911

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1 May 1931 A/S.Lt.
1 Sep 1931 S.Lt.
1 Feb 1933 Lt.
1 Feb 1941 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1944 Cdr.
30 Jun 1952 Capt.

Retired: 10 Jun 1961


1 Jan 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
11 Jun 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
5 Jan 1943 DSO
2 Jan 1950 OBE

Warship Commands listed for John Valentine Waterhouse, RN

HMS Viscount (D 92)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer9 Dec 194118 Jul 1943
HMS Egret (L 75 / U 75)Lt.Cdr.SloopAug 194327 Aug 1943
HMS Rochester (L 50 / U 50)Lt.Cdr.Sloop15 May 1944Jun 1944
HMS Manners (K 568)Lt.Cdr.Frigate27 Nov 1944Jan 1945 ?
HMS Loch Katrine (K 625)Cdr.Frigate9 Feb 194523 Jan 1946

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Destroyer HMS Viscount (D 92)

15 Oct 1942 (position 53.42, -35.56)
German U-boat U-661 was sunk in the North Atlantic, in position 53°42'N, 35°56'W, after being rammed by the British destroyer HMS Viscount.

17 Feb 1943 (position 50.50, -40.50)
German U-boat U-201 was sunk in the North Atlantic east of Newfoundland, in position 50°50'N, 40°50'W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Viscount (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Waterhouse, RN).

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